Women

How to overcome addiction to Pornography

 PUT AN END TO AN ADDICTION TO PORNOGRAPHY. Brittni De La Mora  a former porn-star shares a first-hand experience on how to end addiction to pornography. Read below This is such a taboo addiction simply because it is glorified in the world and not spoken about enough in the Church. Whether you’re a male or female, if you are addicted to porn, you are not alone. The Adult Industry is

10 Things to Say When Your Child Says They Don’t Believe in God Anymore

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the ReTHINK Student Apologetics Conference (there are more of these conferences coming—be sure to check out the link and learn about them!). I always enjoy talking to parents after speaking and this weekend was no exception. One thing I realized this time was that at every event where I’ve spoken in the last couple of years, there have been parents

How sweet it is to trust in Jesus

Years ago, when I was much younger, 22 to be precise, I was involved in the restoration of a historic church building. It had been left derelict for years. To see it returned to its original glory as a place of worship was amazing. After the restoration was completed, I would visit the church on my way home from work. I loved the quietness and solace that God’s house provided.

Why Didn’t God Heal Nabeel Qureshi?

I don’t know. I simply do not know the answer to this question, nor can I fathom what it might be. But I was heartbroken when I learned that Nabeel succumbed to cancer this weekend at age 34, leaving behind his wife and young daughter. My tears just kept coming after the news, even though I never had the opportunity to meet him personally. For those who haven’t followed his

Blogging A to Z : Key Terms You Should Know Part 2

Having trouble getting your mind wrapped around all the blogging jargon? Well with our back to blogging school series, we are here to clear up some of the confusion. Today we pick up from Blogging A to Z Part 1 to cover more essential blog vocabulary every blogger should know. No time to read the full article? Grab your free PDF here The Blogging F’s Favicon – a small icon you

Completing Your Mission

“The mission was helping people, the reality, however, felt more along the lines of self-punishment,” said the woman with a season of angst displayed on her face. She had set out to do what God placed in her heart and soul–help people, as many people as she could. Lea wanted to be the voice of those who could not find their own. Being a Christian woman, she wanted to stand

Blogging A to Z | Key Terms You Should Know

SAVE A COPY TO READ LATER – DOWNLOAD THE PDF >> CLICK HERE Back to school already? It’s official friends, school is in full swing. Do you remember learning your ABC’s? As a wee child, we had no idea just how essential those alphabets would be in our lives. That quirky little alphabet song and those seemingly unrelated letters helped us to form words and then to construct sentences. For

Dream Bigger than Your Biggest Dream

Like any other young woman, we all can get down on ourselves sometimes.  It’s easy in this world to see only your hardships and flaws, and even easier to believe you’re not great.  As women, we can’t let these negative feelings bring us down. Trust and believe that God has a bigger and better plan for you. You have the potential to be great! You have to be your own

Fellow Christians: We Have So Much More Than Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism to Discuss With a Secular World

This week, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released a document called the Nashville Statement, which aimed to define how sexuality should be viewed through a biblical lens. As you might expect, there has been a tremendous amount of back-and-forth between those who support it and those who don’t. My purpose in this post is not to debate the merits of the statement. It’s to talk about something said

He is faithful

Is anything too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14NIV “Are you pregnant yet?” this question might have pierced Sarah’s heart each month. The shame of barrenness was unbearable. God had promised her husband Abraham that he would be the father of nations with descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky. After waiting for many years, Sarah convinced Abraham to sleep with her maidservant Hagar to produce an heir. That was

8 Tough Questions Kids Ask About Evil and Suffering…and the Answers You Wish You Had When They Asked

In my own experience and in talking with other parents, questions from kids about the evil and suffering in our world are often the most difficult to answer. Some of these questions can leave us squirming to find the right words…and wondering if we just said something that is biblical at all! If you relate to that, you’re going to love today’s post. Let me introduce you to Dr. Clay Jones,

Kids Win When Teachers and Parents Team Up

The little girl’s eyes watched carefully as her parents met her kindergarten teacher for the first time. She noticed the handshakes and adult smiles. She heard her mother laugh when the teacher told a funny story about chasing a stray dog out of the classroom when setting up for the new year. Slowly, the little girl relaxed and moved closer to the teacher from behind her dad’s legs. “And this

5 Common Answers to Kids’ Questions about God That Can Do More Harm Than Good

A couple of years ago, my husband and I were invited to a dinner party with a few other new parents from our kids’ Christian elementary school. After we worked our way through appetizers and the requisite small talk, the conversation turned to our respective faith backgrounds. One of the moms confessed that, as much as she loved the Lord, she struggled with how to share her faith with her

Three Dating Tips for the Christian Girl Who’s Been Hurt

You thought he was the one, he seemed to tick all the boxes. It was like a dream come true until you woke up to a far from perfect reality. You realized he was never what he seemed. That you were naïve and wanted a fairy-tale, so you held on for so long. You were hoping your dreams will come true. But they never did. You dove straight into the

Why Kids Should Learn To Code

It’s a given that kids need to learn to code if they want to work as a web designer, software programmer, or computer scientist. Beyond that, you might think that it is a pretty useless skill. Writing line after line of code or debugging software programs do not appeal to the vast majority of people. So why teach kids to code? What is the point if they probably won’t enjoy

Join My Book Launch Team for Talking with Your Kids about God!

I’m excited to announce today that I’m forming a launch team for my new book, Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have (if you missed the recent post explaining what the book is all about, click here)! A launch team is a group of people who are excited about the release of a new book, want the opportunity to read it before anyone else,

Talking with Your Kids about God is Available for Pre-Order!

It is with much excitement that I’m finally able to tell you about my new book today and announce that it’s available for pre-order at christianbook.com, bn.com, and amazon.com! Many of you read my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, which came out last year. It was written to equip Christian parents with an understanding of 40 important faith challenges kids will encounter today. It covered questions across

When Ministering to Others Feels Too Costly

She bounces off the bus alive with energy. She drops her pink backpack on the front step and races to the backyard with just a quick hello. “One hatched!” I hear her call from the tiny spruce tree that holds her treasure. For a week now, she’s been closely monitoring three turquoise eggs in the nest of a protective female robin.We celebrate new life and collect earthworms at the creek

Attitude of Gratitude

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm107:150 In today’s world, not many of us are satisfied with life. We desire more and more from it and are disappointed with things we can’t receive. We are frustrated because of our unfulfilled dreams or failed plans. We often complain and get resentful about our circumstances and shortcomings. We focus more on things we don’t have.

Do Your Kids Know Why They Should WANT God to Exist?

I’ve written over 250 blog posts here since 2011. People still come across my old posts by searching for something on Google, so nearly every day I receive new comments on a wide variety of old posts. Many of the comments are from atheists. As I read the latest comments this week, I noticed a running theme. The vast majority of atheists who comment here don’t seem to want God

For All the Moms Overwhelmed by Raising Christian Kids in a Secular World

I don’t normally write just to moms—my readers are both moms and dads—but in honor of Mother’s Day this one is specifically for all the moms out there. For the past few days, I’ve been sick with some kind of flu/cold combination. Yesterday, I pulled myself out of bed while feeling like I had a thousand pounds on top of me. As every mom knows, being sick doesn’t exempt you

Do Not Be Ashamed

Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. To be ashamed is to be embarrassed by my actions, characteristics or associations. It is also when I am reluctant to do something for fear of embarrassment or humiliation. I remember playing a game of truth or dare while drinking with “friends” many years ago. It was my turn, and I was

Win a Scholarship for Your Child to Attend a Life-Changing Christian Summer Camp

A few months ago, a blog reader sent me some information on an atheist summer camp. I was fascinated to read all that they are doing to promote an atheistic worldview with their young campers. It immediately made me wonder how Christian camps stack up. After all, about 40 percent of all U.S. teens have been a camper at least once at a religious summer camp—making camp a perfect opportunity

Finding Love the Godly Way: Guide for Christian Women

Many Christian women are single and want to find the right man for a lifetime commitment. Finding love the Godly way takes work and discipline. In addition, it takes stages for a relationship to mature to lasting love. Here are guidelines to help single Christian women find love the Godly way. Work on Yourself Firstly, seek to grow deeper in your Faith. Read the Bible, pray, attend fellowship, and surround

3 Ways to Get Truth from the Head to the Heart

You might have heard the famous quote: “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” 18 inches doesn’t seem that far. We can cover that distance in one swift step with our feet. Many of our pets are about that length, and we can run our hands over their soft backs in a matter of seconds. Somehow, though, letting what we

The Art of Raising Kids Who Will Not Bow to the Idol of Science

There’s a new hero in town. He’s thought to be all-powerful, always right, and everyone’s best friend. If anyone says something that could possibly be construed as being opposed to this hero, they are to be quickly shamed and put in their place. You see, if the world wants to move forward productively and intelligently—or so the story goes—they must get in line behind this hero. He is today’s “way

Finding My Perfect Father

It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I realized the significant role fathers play in the psychological and emotional development of their children, especially daughters.  The lack of having a positive father figure in my childhood had a detrimental impact on me, especially throughout my teenage and adult years.  I have what you call “daddy issues,” and it took me a long time to overcome them. In fact,

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible’ Grow in the Word Giveaway

Ask most women these days how are things, and you will often hear the word “busy” in their conversation. From tending to children, running businesses, blogging, and nurturing relationships, our lives are full. And one of the most important tools to help fuel our daily lives is spending time with God and His Word. I find that early morning makes for the ideal time to grab a cup of coffee

Dancing with Angels

At the age of 18, I had an agent in Hollywood and was on track to be another small, blonde actress. It was my dream, my hope, my only goal in life. Finding an agent took one interview. Driving to studios for various auditions was a bit more difficult because I am, and always will be, geographically challenged. In 1980 there was no GPS. My father was an American Baptist